More Amazing Birthday Cards

Yesterday I shared some of the beautiful birthday cards I received.  Here are some more amazing cards:

This first set was made by Lynette and Audrey:


Of course, I realized that the Little Piggy one is a thank you card but it is still so cute I decided to show it anyway.

These two cards are made by Laura and Karen:

Didn’t they do an awesome job?  My friends are so talented and I am honored they sent me them.  I am so lucky to have such awesome friends!

By the way, tomorrow is the start of the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  If you haven’t seen it already, you are going to love it!  If you would like a copy, you are welcome to come pick them up for free.  Just give me a heads up that you are coming.


Amazing Birthday Cards

As you know, my birthday was last week.  I think I told you a number of times so it is no surprise.  Of course, I was just looking to receive lots of cards.  There is a method to my madness (as my Dad used to say).  I thought I would share some of these cards with you the next couple of days.

These cards were made by Amy and Renee:

These were made by Carol and Debby:

There were made by Lynette and Char:

Aren’t they all amazing?  I have very talented friends, don’t you think?  I loved getting each one of them.  The great thing is they arrived on different days so I got to open a couple of them each day.  As you can see, I had a great birthday.  Tomorrow I will show you some of the other cards I received.

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

I have to say, August is definitely the best month to have a birthday in.  Of course, my birthday is in August but so many of my friends also have birthdays this month.  As you know, we have a cottage and I found out that there are birthdays on the 20th, 23rd (mine), 24th and 25th all within 2 or 3 cottages from ours.  My New Hampshire daughter has an August birthday too, as well as my brother in law, Bill, my other brother in law, Peter, my father in law and a couple of friends.  Needless to say, I needed to make a lot of birthday cards!  I also received a lot of birthday cards which I will show you in the  next couple of days.

I made this card using the stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  The balloons in this set match the Balloon Bouquet Punch which makes it so easy to stamp and punch out.  I added a few sequins from the Mini Sequin Trim in Silver to add a little sparkle to the card.  The colors I used are Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Flirty Flamingo.

Happy Birthday everyone!

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Paper Pumpkin Deal. Offer End Soon

I recently received the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit and I have to say I really love it.  It has 6 cards that you can make thank you cards, congratulation cards or sympathy cards.  It also has an adorable box to keep the cards in or give away as a gift.

Here is a video on how to put this great kit together.

Have you been thinking about trying the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits but just haven’t gotten around to it?  Now is the time to try it.  As a new subscriber you can get your first kit at 50% Off the regular price.  That mean for $10 you can get an awesome kit delivered right to your door.  There is no obligation to continue (but you will need to cancel your subscription prior to the 10th of the next month) or you can continue to get these cute kits in the mail every month for only $19.95.  Just use the promo code HALFOFF0917 when you sign up.  Don’t forget to pick me as your demonstrator!  Click HERE to visit the Paper Pumpkin web site.

Fine Details

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after their first kit.

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An Embossing Paste Challenge

Hello everyone.  Welcome to another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to make something using the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste.  If you haven’t tried this, you really need to.  It is different than other embossing pastes because it dries quickly.  You are going to love it!

My daughter-in-law to be has decided to go back to school to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  I am so proud of her doing this.  It is going to be a challenge for her since she works full time, has a 5 month old baby (Emory Jade whom you have all met) and all the other things that need to get done in life.  I decided to send her a card telling her how proud I am.

I thought the stamp set called Bike Ride would be perfect for this.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Build A Bike (you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle).  Although, she is not a kid, school, bikes, books and apples all go together.  I used the Embossing Paste to make a brick road.  To get this color I added one drop of Cherry Cobbler Ink and one drop of Cajun Craze Ink.  Stampin’ Up! sells the Pattern Party Decorative Masks in four different designs (one of which is the brick pattern).  They also sell a package of three different Palette Knives to use with the Paste.

The sentiment is from Wild About Flowers.  I masked off the different lines so I could stamp them in different places.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste.

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Eastern Palace Christmas

I know most people celebrate a Christmas in July event but this July I just wasn’t ready for it.  Maybe it was because the weather up here was so nice and I spent more time enjoying the warmth then thinking about a winter holiday.

In any case, Stampin’ Up! sent me a copy of the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog a couple of weeks ago. As a Demonstrator, we get to see it early.  Let me tell you. It is amazing.  There are so many gorgeous holiday stamps in that catalog that you are going to have a hard time choosing which one you want.  If you are like me, you buy a bunch of them anyway.

One of the things I always look for are some holiday sentiment sets.  I love big fonts and I love elegant fonts.  This year, there are a few to choose from (yay!).  I used Snowflake Sentiments on this card.  Isn’t that font just gorgeous?!?

To make this card I used the Eastern Palace Suite.  This suite includes stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper, embellishments and these beautiful Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.  Everything in this suite coordinates with each other.  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to do this.  The only problem you will have is deciding which suite to purchase!

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! has some awesome Designer Series Paper.  In case you don’t know what that  means, Designer Series Paper (or DSP) comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets or 6″ x 6″ sheets depending on the packets.  It is a lighter weight, double sided paper with a different pattern on each side.  If you look in the Annual Catalog you can see all the different DSP they offer.

The thing is, it is sometimes hard to see the different patterns from looking at the pictures in the catalogs so Stampin’ Up! made a video showing you each one.

Now, I just have to make myself use this paper.  It is beautiful so hard to cut into that first piece!

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